A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows and celbrates lots of different foods, languages, and cultures.
Be open to new experiences and try new foods, even if they seem strange. Loving one food doesn't mean it's the only thing you should eat.
Positive Role Models
Pipo's family and neighbors encourage her to both make her own meals with her favorite food and try new foods.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Every Night Is Pizza Night, by J. Kenji López-Alt, is a delightful picture book filled with playful words, colorful, eye-catching illustrations, and a great message about trying new foods. Many parents of young children can relate to eaters with a one-track mind, and this is a lovely way to remind kids that even if they have a favorite food, there's a huge variety of tastes, textures, flavors, and fun to be had. The rhythmic and sometimes silly phrasing make for a great read-aloud book, and everyone will get a chance to practice pronouncing names of beloved foods from around the world. At the end of the book is a kid-friendly recipe for making your own pizza.
Is It Any Good?
With engaging words, colorful pages, and delicious food descriptions, this fun, funny, and completely relatable story delves into how it's sometimes hard to try new things. Kids' eating habits can drive parents crazy, and rather than try to make kids feel bad about only wanting to eat their favorite food, author J. Kenji López-Alt shows young readers the wonderful possibility for enjoyment that eating a variety of food offers.
The descriptions can be silly and the illustrations jump off the page, making Every Night Is Pizza Night a wonderful read-aloud book for kids and the adults who want them to eat more than their one favorite thing.
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